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May 2018

“WE ARE” – Artivism Short Film Screening

May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Studio Movie Grill, 10110 Technology Boulevard West
Dallas, TX 75220 United States
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Join us for the premiere of an original short film created by youth from Big Thought's Creative Solutions and Artivism programs. Seating is limited. Click here to reserve your ticket(s). Artivism: WE ARE from Big Thought on Vimeo.

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June 2018

Dallas City of Learning Turn Up! at Love Field

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75209 United States
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Experience the Frontiers Of Flight Museum and learn how Dallas Love Field serves as a transportation hub for 12 million people a year at the Dallas City of Learning Turn Up! event. Activities included: • FREE admission to the Frontiers of Flight Museum • Touring the new terminal at Dallas Love Field • Checking out the largest snow removal trucks • Discovering other airport equipment and machines that keep the airport running • Learning more about the people who keep the airport and runways open •…

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July 2018

Dallas City of Learning Turn Up! Discovery Faire

July 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Explore a world of possibilities at the Dallas City of Learning Discovery Faire at the Library. Discovery Faire features a variety of activities for kids including arts and crafts, 3D printing, music, science experiments, robotics, visual arts, and so much more!

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Creative Solutions – Dress Rehearsal

July 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SMU Meadows School of the Arts, 6101 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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During the summer, Big Thought partners with the Dallas Juvenile Department and Southern Methodist University to re-ignite the imaginations of high-potential young people through performing and visual arts. Together, we instill skills associated with job and college readiness such as teamwork, decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. Please join us for an open dress rehearsal and see a sneak peek of this year's Creative Solutions performance!

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Creative Solutions Performance & Exhibition

July 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - July 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
SMU Meadows School of the Arts, 6101 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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During the summer, Big Thought partners with the Dallas Juvenile Department and Southern Methodist University to re-ignite the imaginations of high-potential young people through performing and visual arts. Together, we instill skills associated with job and college readiness such as teamwork, decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. Please join us at the Margo Jones Theatre and Doolin Art Gallery to see the Creative Solutions show and exhibit! Please arrive early to allow time for parking. Click here to RSVP.

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August 2018

DaVerse Lounge at Red Bird Mall

August 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Southwest Center Mall (Red Bird), 3662 W Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, TX 75237 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Journeyman Ink, and Dallas City of Learning invite you to engage in a magic afternoon of emotional literacy at Red Bird Mall! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including…

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ARTIVISM: Art as Activism (Thursday Evening)

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S Windomere Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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Join us for an original production created by teens in Big Thought’s Artivism program. ARTIVISM is a partnership between Big Thought, Southern Methodist University, and professional Dallas artists to provide teens with a platform to speak out against social and racial justice issues through artwork, poetry and the performing arts. This August, teens from across Dallas came together to speak truth to power by creating an original play that amplifies the voices that need to be heard and inspires audiences…

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ARTIVISM: Art as Activism (Friday Evening)

August 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S Windomere Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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Join us for an original production created by teens in Big Thought’s Artivism program. ARTIVISM is a partnership between Big Thought, Southern Methodist University, and professional Dallas artists to provide teens with a platform to speak out against social and racial justice issues through artwork, poetry and the performing arts. This August, teens from across Dallas came together to speak truth to power by creating an original play that amplifies the voices that need to be heard and inspires audiences…

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April 2019

DaVerse Lounge

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought and Journeyman Ink invite you to engage in a magic night of emotional literacy at Life In Deep Ellum! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including participants from DaVerse Lounge poetry clubs, while house band Melody Memory will play original tunes and…

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May 2019

Summer KICKS Conference 2019

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
State Fair of Texas, 403 Washington St.
Dallas, TX 75210 United States
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Get ready to kick-start your summer with the Summer Kicks conference! If you are serving youth this summer through Dallas City of Learning - this free professional development conference is for you. Workshop topics include social and emotional learning, building relationships, trauma-to-healing methodology, adding literacy to your curriculum, racial equity and more. We believe that all the knowledge and expertise we need to serve our Dallas children is right here in our community. By coming together to share our collective…

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